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just voted for himself about five minutes ago and he did it near his home in boston. then he is taking the unusual step to continue to campaign on election day. he has scheduled a stop before he heads back to his election day headquarters in boston. president barack obama and first lady michelle obama is already back home in chicago and they will be watching the election returns come in from there. coming up, we will have an election day guide to the key moments of when the results are expected to come in. >>> right now both democrats and republicans here in the bay area are trying a last ditch effort to get out and cast their votes. here is more on who they are targeting. tara? >>> we are here at the democratic campaign headquarters, these are some volunteers. they came here to where it says sign in and they will be calling in the key battleground states. they are given a guide as to what it should say and there is some tables set up and they will making phone calls from there. we all know virginia, florida and ohio are a lot of swing voters and they want to make sure we encourage swi
headquarters in boston with what this evening has in store for the form he governor. visiting a couple of key swing states this afternoon and through the day before showing up here for election night. he started in ohio and then to pittsburgh. something he is trying to do last night in new hampshire. let's give a listen to what he had to say. >> the last months of our campaign have seen the gathering of strength. a real movement across this country. look at the size of these crowds. i understand that there are a few thousand people outdoors who couldn't get in. >> and the significant crowd expected here tonight as well. either plate tonight, either a concession speech or celebrate a hard fought victory. that is the latest live from boston. back to you, jim, pat. >>> thanks. president obama will watch election returns tonight in chicago. today he stopped by one of his campaign field offices. he thanked volunteers in person and on the phone. for their work on his behalf. steve handelsman has covered every step of this presidential caaign. he joins us live in chicago to wrap it all up. it is all
that gave him more latitude with the conservative base of the party. >> woodruff: speak of boston, and other places, let's hear now from our colleagues-- actually, ray suarez is in chicago. he and margaret warner are at the two presidential campaign headquarters, but, ray, we're going to come to you first. are you in chicago, and that's where president obama is tonight. >> that's right. he's just a few miles away. he's not here yet. and neither are a lot of the senior officials from the campaign. i think they probably want to waito see a little bit more, but illinois senior senator, senator dick durbin is here, and there have been a lot of poll closings, a lot of projections, but so far no surprises. what do you need to see before you can really relax? >> some of the key battled ground states-- florida, virginia, ohio, and of course when we get in the midwest, a little closer to my activity in the last few months for the president, taking a look at wis cons and i know iowa. if we can get the job done in the midwest, and i hope we do glie you're not up thisickle. whn you don't have a race, wh
our colleague ray swawrers and hopefully we'll be joined by margaret warner in boston. ray is at the presidential candidate night headquarters in chicago. ray, what is the sense right now? when we talk about this ground game issue, what does the campaign say about what they have over the romney campaign in terms of ground game? >> they said this time instead of sending volunteers and sending field workers from state to state, they concentrated much more heavily on using people that people know. i mean it sounds kind of obvious. but all the research shows that when someone you know talks about you... talks to you about casting the vote in the first place or voting for the person you prefer, that has a lot more impact than somebody showing up at your door with paperwork, a leaflet or a pitch for a candidate. so they've put much more emphasis on having people work their own neighborhoods this time around. and they say they have hit their marks, that they are getting out their numbers. and so far so good. gwen? >> ifill: well, ray, i'm also curious. you're standing there at the
, nancy. jan crawford has been covering the romney campaign. she is in boston tonight. jan? >> well, scott, governor romney just landed here about an hour ago after making campaign stops in that key state of ohio and in pennsylvania. he talked to reporters on the way back on the plane and he said he felt good about this campaign. they hadn't left anything in the locker room and that he thinks they're going to win. he said he just finished his victory speech. he's not written a concession speech. now, the mood inside the campaign tonight, scott, is one of cautious optimism, i'd say. but there is a little bit of nervousness and here's why: campaign sources that i'm talking with tonight say they are encouraged by the high numbers of republican turnout they're seeing in these swing states like ohio, florida, virginia. they believe that will outperform john mccain in 2008. that's the key to this election. they really had to run up the score in those areas. but here's where the nervousness comes in. they're also seeing some of the president's turnout in some of those democratic areas like in nor
they will close in ottawa, montana, and utah. alaska closes at 1:00 a.m. eastern time. we're in boston where the romney headquarters is located. the president and his team is in chicago. we're at the rnc headquarters in washington, d.c. and on capitol hill where the democrats are gathering and all evening we will show you the latest results. these are actual numbers. these are not projections as we track the key house, senate, and gov.'s races as well as the presidential race and you can keep track of all this on our website. this is the only network that gives you a forum to express your views in what is happening with results tonight and you can do so by giving us a phone call. the number is 202-730-triples 32. [inaudible] you can also join us on our twitter page. #cspan2012. we will get that in a couple of minutes. john boehner is here and let's get to some of the latest results. >> ap is calling some states in the presidential contest. let's start with new hampshire and take a look at the results. with 20% of precincts reporting, president obama has 55%. mitt romney at 44%. let's move on
dame and boston college. for chris spielman, quint kessenich and our terrific group, sean mcdonough saying so long from lincoln, nebraska. >> next on abc news, bundle up. there is a chill in the air. ail tell you how long it will last. the immediate is great and an east bay community comes together to serve. and new information about what the former head of the cia is saying about an affair that led to the end of his career. abc7 news starts now. >> abc7 news starts right now with live, breaking news. >> good afternoon. this is just in from san jose place. the man wanted as a suspect in the death of his wife has been found dead. officers tell us they found the body of troy nosenzo in his car this morning off highway 129. the cause of death is believed to be an overdose of sleeping pills. patricia was found dead inside her home friday morning. police said they previously had many trips to the home for domestic violence calls. >>> our other top story, the weather. let's take a live look outside. this is mt. diablo. a sunny day but it didn't feel like it with freezing temperatur
states. mitt romney voted this morning near his boston area home with his wife. romney is now heading to ohio and then pennsylvania where he is making last-minute campaign appearances. this was just announced yesterday before heading back to boston this evening. president obama is back home in chicago where he will watch the results come in later this evening. coming up at 7:15, we will have a guide to the key returns today and when we could know the results of the presidential election. >> time 7:01 you heard tori the polls opened moments ago here in california. we have reporters all over the bay area covering today's local, state and national issues. you see the reporters there tara and everybody else we will start with ktvu's at polling place in san jose good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is the register office and they are giving away the i voted stickers here. you can see behind me there areelection workers waiting here for cars to drive on through. they have the setup for pool's convenience and these election workers are greeting the voters and take ballots as they dr
romney is still campaigning even today a family schmidt reports from boston. >> tonight mitt romney hostas election night rally here in boston. he is still on the campaign trail hoping to rain in some critical undecided votes in the critical swing states. >> a high-energy rally in new hampshire topped off an exhausting day on the campaign trail for republican challenger mitt romney. >> your primary vote put me on the pack to win the republican nomination. (cheers & applause) and tomorrow your boats and your work right here in new hampshire will help me become the next president of the nine states. >> he talked scotched the country yesterday getting crucial swing states conform to a visitor to a pile. attacking present obama on his record and citing his credentials as a businessman who knows what takes to fix the comet. >> file not in my time time try to pass partisan legislation does not relate it to jobs. from day one i will help americans get back to work. >> it is one of the closest presidential a legend and history. from the has to morning and read stops in ohio. a state many co
's in boston. j. mart, if you can hear me amid the hoopla here at the newseum. you're a student at virginia, you've been e-mailing me all night about problems you're detecting in virginia. tell us the problems you see and why and what it means. >> the margins in conservative -- [inaudible] in the suburbs around richmond, chesterfield county is the biggest one, comparable to '08. in 2008 john mccain lost the commonwealth of virginia by seven points. the bottom line, barack obama can do a little bit worse across virginia and still win that state. if he wins the state, there's no path to the presidency for mitt romney. we'll get the western suburbs, look at the outer suburbs of northern virginia, the margins are comparable or a little bit better for romney than they were for mccain four years ago. so unless something big happens in the two big jurisdictions still being counted, virginia beach and fairfax up by washington, d.c., i think that the commonwealth of virginia is going to stay blue and give president obama a second term. >> republicans knew that there was trouble there, or has this al
without carrying the mid western battleground. he'll return to boston to wait out the results. >> this is more than our moment, it's america's moment. the purpose and optimism. now, we are almost home. one final push and we'll get there. >> now, the president ended last night's event in iowa saying it's out of my hands, now it's in yours. he made an unexpected stop in hyde park. he's got a slight lead. romney campaigners remain confident and insist they are ahead. >> thanks for the update, melissa. >>> well, if the rest of the country votes like dicksville, new hampshire does, we could be in for a long night. they voted at midnight. for the first time in the history of dicksville notch, there was a tie vote. five residents voted for president obama and five voted for mitt romney. >>> vice president biden will join president obama in chicago later today. this morning, he voted in delaware. the vice president waited patiently in line to cast his ballot. he encouraged voters to wait in line for as long as it takes to have their voices heard. >>> paul ryan fulfilled his civic duty
of president obama in chicago, mitt romney in boston. and as always, your reaction by phone tonight. our coverage begins at 8:00 eastern on c-span, c-span radio, and also on, we will have live streams brought the man from the obama and romney headquarters, live -- live streams throughout the night from the obama and romney headquarters. if you are tweeting, our hashtag is #cspan2012. mitt romney has landed in cleveland. he met with his supporters last night at the verizon wireless arena in manchester. he voted this morning in massachusetts. two rallies today before returning to boston. this is from last night. ♪ [cheers and applause] >> thank you so very much. thank you. [cheers and applause] thank you. thank you. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting, "usa, usa, usa"] >> now that, that is quite a welcome. thanks. let me, first of all -- [cheers and applause] thank you. thank you. thank you to kid rock. that was fabulous. and let me introduce you to the next first lady of the united states, ann romney. [cheers and applause] >> thank you, new hampshire. and i have to say than
he will cast his own ballot near the boston area where his home is. paul ryan will campaign in ohio in richmond virginia. the two candidates will watch the election results in boston. >> and the presidential race is one of the big decisions voters face. and we have team coverage from all three locations focused on the issues that matter to you. and just a reminder for anyone who hasn't voted early, polls are open across the entire region. in dc and maryland, stay open until 8:00 in the commonwealth and virginia at 7:00. >> check in on our races in just a moment. members are spending one more day spreading the message. current obama re-election campaign advisor robert gibbs joins us now live. good morning. good to see you. >> good morning, guys. how are you? >> doing well. thank you. such a familiar face with the obama administration. you've been activated so to speak in these final days. what is the mood in that inner circle? >> look, we feel good about where we are. great about where things are headed and feel in virginia. i think we're going to have a great night tonight if we mak
at mitt romney's head quarters in boston. nbc's ron allen outside city hall in new jersey. here in the northeast, of course more than 1 million homes and businesses remain without power and tomorrow night's anticipated nor'easter still on track to hit the same areas as sandy hit, those already displaced by the storm are bracing for yet another blow. more power outages potentially, more coastal flooding. here in new york city fema is considering bringing in trailers and prefab houses after the hurricane. katrina, more than 20,000 people are homeless. on the jersey shore homeowners working away at clearing out muddy water and sand that's enveloped their homes, all this as voting is getting under way and as we say ron allen is in hoboken new jersey outside city hall. let's talk about the cleanup and how it's affecting the voting, ron. >> well, the ta got off to a rough start in some places like here in hoboken, for example, there are instances of voting sites that didn't have power, that needed generators or they had generators, didn't have fuel. a similar situation out in staten i
reside in massachusetts. many of them reside in boston and cambridge. he was a one-term governor in boston. he does not brag too much about what he did in boston and the people in boston are not bragging either. >> which is your take -- what is your take? >> the one president obama has. >> their massachusetts with their state plan. they have their own plan because they are working people. they didn't like it in massachusetts and they didn't like it countrywide. but they did the same thing in boston. that is why he was a one-term president. i listened to him today. he has all of the plant and he is going to be the merkel person. listen -- i have an income of under $30,000 a year. i pay more in taxes to a man is sent his money out of the country because he doesn't want to help pay the kind of taxes i pay because it's wonderful country. >> you said you were on the fence and it sounds like you are pretty firmly in obama's corner. >> i have listened to him. anybody that is me, me, me, i'm the merkel man -- he is bragging too much. >> we go next to a supporter of mayor romney in the so
will be in massachusetts tomorrow evening. a campaign event in boston for his speech. two last minute additions to the romney schedule. let's go to rhode island. what do you expect tomorrow? caller: i expect obama to win. i'm going to vote for him. i voted for him in 2008. i feel obama has done a lot with no support. and the american people need to realize that. it's going to take more than four years for a president to turn this country around. this country -- they need to look back at the policies from the past republican president which was bush. and when obama came into office this country was in disarray. so obama has done a lot i feel within the first four years. he makes mistakes all presidents do but at the end of the day obama has promised things he actually come through with. and i feel that this election is going to be a lot closer than it was in 2008. i feel that obama, a lot of people are not giving him credit for the job that he's done. and he can do a lot more if people will give him four more years. host: over the last couple of days we have gathered leading journalists on polit
of boston reports that right now at least two polling places the turnouts in southern new hampshire is greater than they saw in 2008. so we'll watch that story throughout the day. at 7:30 eastern time some big ones. north carolina and the state of ohio closes. when the state of ohio closes what you will see is this map start to fill in. all 88 counties. some will turn red, some will turn blue and you will see it on this board in realtime. mike forealtime. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to print from your desk. at least, nobody said it to us. introducing the business smart inkjet all-in-one series from brother. easy to use, it's the ultimate combination of speed, small size, and low-cost printing. now's a good time to think about your options. are you looking for a plan that really mee
's right. boston boy next to me. proud man this morning. stayed up late to watch the game. eight minutes after the hour. cooler temperatures creeping in just as the holiday rolls into the weekend. rob marciano down in atlanta there. >> quite the gloat next year. >> yeah, i know. congratulations, john. good times on the patriot front there, and boy i tell you what, rg3, he has a cannon. not only can can i run but a howitzer for an arm. vancouver looking at rainfall. the seahawks are playing in miami. portland to medford, dry weather finally. that's a mess as you go north into the emerald city, travel problems. thin line of showers crossing the mississippi in through memphis over to cumberland, as well, in through nashville. the bigger story is what's behind this, and that is in the form of white. already eight inches plus in some spots of wisconsin overnight. winter storm warnings posted for this area. so it's going to be a slow go if you're doing some travel across the u.p. 7 to 9 inches of snow fall expected there. winter storm warnings are up. and then winds for a good chunk of the wes
in chicago. governor romney in boston. we'll take you there live in a moment. we are getting information on why they vote the way they are. martha maccallum will cover that for us. >> reporter: they are analyzing the response as they come out of the polling places tonight. there are key states like ohio and virginia. the polls are still open for hours as people come home from work and continue to vote. so many areas we haven't heard from yet. what we can tell you for sure so far is that this is a very tight race tonight. let's start with the national poll question. direction of the country. are we on the right track or the wrong track? it's evenly divided. those saying we are on the right direction and going for president obama, no surprise there. 52%, though, say we are headed in the wrong direction. they are backing governor romney. now voters are split on whether the economy is getting better or worse. huge question tonight for everyone, of course. you have about four out of ten states getting better. three of ten say it's getting worse. three of ten says it stays the same for them. s
the obama campaign and boston behind the scenes with romney. to the heated battleground states across the country where this election will be decided and our team tracking your vote everywhere in the crossroads of the world with the crowds in times square. and with our partners from univision in miami plus abc's barbara walters, katie couric and our powerhouse team telling you who's winning and why on this historic night, election night 2012, the stakes so high, the race so close, america's next president decided tonight. it's "your voice, your vote." once again from abc news election headquarters in times square, new york, diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >> you are looking at times square, usa, the pulse of the nation. also the crossroads of the world, 182 million people pass through here every year and tonight, it is election headquarters for abc news and we are so glad to have you back with us on this very big night, george. >> we have an entire team right out here with us. our reporters an analysts over on that side of the room, jon karl karl, cokie robert, ron brownstein.
a job in boston, couldn't get a job in new york would come to springfield, a city of about 170,000. and everybody was either irish, italian or they were french- canadian. and it was important to them to know where you came from. i said, well, i came from senegal valley. what? [laughter] but that was an education, just being in springfield. and this country is, it's about the, it is the great meeting place of people from all over the world. and somehow they get here, and they're free. it's -- and once, well, it's a fantastic accomplishment. i started to say america's a wonderful country, but it's -- [inaudible] >> there are some, of course, they probably don't know what they're talking about, but there are some that criticize some of your books that some of the characters are one-dimensional or simplistic or play to stereotypes. >> i think that with pride. so would dickens. [laughter] try to find some complicateed side of the great lawyer in -- [inaudible] i'll send you a postcard, the name are come to me. the name will come to me. i brushed -- i brush that off. >> good. what ab
on to romney headquarters up in boston where susan mcginnis is live and susan, governor romney's been very busy with election day. and that's sort of a break with tradition right? >> reporter: they do. mitt romney made a late decision derek to keep campaigning up until the 1 #th hour. he -- 11th hour. he did some campaigning in cleveland and then pittsburgh. he didn't want the lose the election without having done everything he possibly could. he decided to spend some time in states, in pittsburgh he was growthed by about 1,000 -- greeted by about 1,000 supporters. this is when you know you're going to win. >> speaking of whether or not he knows he's going to win, the numbers have not been looking so great for romney in the last couple of weeks. did you hear any wavering in the confidence that governor romney will rise up and take this thing? >> reporter: the party line from the romney camp is all optimistic. they are not wavering at all. the -- the lead is -- the lead is going to the president but it is razor thin. you know anybody lived through a lot of elections knows it could go either way
traditionally vote for the democratic candidate. >> pelley: thank you, we're going to switch over to boston and speak to ed gillespie who is one of mitt romney's autopsy communicatio --top communicatio. thank you for being with us. it looks like ohio is leaning the president's way. i wonder how you see ohio. >> we feel pretty good about ohio, scott. the fact is where you look where the turnout is highest, we have great turnout in republican leading areas. we were able to shave 263,000 votes in the early vote in the absentee ballots from the advantage that president obama enjoyed over senator mccain in 2008. in the diminishment of the democrats early vote advantage, our republican intensity and what we've been seeing in the polls relative to independent voters in ohio, we feel like it's very much in our side tonight when i look at where these votes are coming in from we also female good about thal -- feel good about the numbers in the county and precincts and need to carry with big numbers and we're doing that tonight. >> pelley: one of the swing states we do not have enough information to
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? >> it's going to be very tight. i would hate to be sitting in boston or chicago, because it's going to be a very, very long, long day for them and a long night as well. jon: what are you going to be looking for first? >> first -- as the early states come in, indiana and kentucky i'm going to be looking from the swing from where obama was four years ago to where he is today. the first important state is going to be virginia. the problem is we'll get some smaller county in toto early but some of the bigger jurisdiction -rs going to take a longtime to come in. i'm going to be looking for the counties, prince william and loudon. i'm going to be looking for african-american turn out in petersburg in what is called the south side and i'm going to be looking to compare in the heartland and the anti-obama coal country, i'll be looking for the difference between 08 and this year for president obama and romney vs. mccain. jon: the polling seems this is a tie. from what you're saying you seem to be saying that as well. >> i think it is up for grabs. we have a lot of confusing information out.
correspondent is at governor romney's headquarters in boston. let's begin with you. >> they're excited, optimistic anxious and awaiting the result. it's an open question as to one might know until 1:00 a.m. or future days. the romney campaign is watching closely florida, virginia and ohio. there are very few victory strategies contemplated by boston, the romney campaign, that don't include the buckeye state and they're concerned about signs of high turn-out in the northern part of ohio where the detroit auto bail-out was a big mallet which the president pounded mr. romney. on the southern border of ohio along kentucky, particularly along cincinnati, hamilton county, big optimism and turn-out for the republican campaign. virginia, florida, ohio romney believes so go though so goes the country. romney has only written one speech, a victory speech. >> carl cameron. let's get straight to the president's camp in chicago and ed henry. >> shep, the president has been getting very wistful. it started in iowa what started the obama movement. he said today he was crying partly because it was col
to boston, where she was a heroin and a statue was erected to her, the first statue of an american woman with a hatchet in hand. >> he is our guest on sunday on "in-depth." watch live at noon 2. -- at noon eastern. host: today we put a spotlight on the state of virginia, the commonwealth of virginia. 13 electoral votes in this state. the current unemployment rate, 5.9%. 2008, president obama won the state by over six percentage points, the first time a democrat won the state of virginia since 1964. joining us from the university of virginia is the director of their politics center. larry, what are the issues being campaigned on in virginia? guest: the same issues as. every as the economy is for most, i suppose. if there's any special flavor into virginia, we cover all 50 states at the center for politics at the university of virginia, if there's any special flavor here, virginia depends on defense to a greater degree in than any other state except for alaska. we are second in per-capita defense expenditures. there's a special flavor on federal spending, because governmental employment is
boston exactly who to talk to. there is nothing like that in 2008. that being said, the obama campaign has increased the presence in virginia. we know from last night they put out a number that nationwide the have contacted voters around the country. if you take a look at virginia you have to imagine that a significant chunk or contact information in virginia. the ground game is going to be like nothing we have ever seen before. it'll be at the same level of what is happening in ohio for florida. i saw people walking with the obama for americas sticker. you heard governor mcdonald's is a they're not taking him for granted. reminded that they need to vote. get them to the polls. these are places that have legitimate early voting. more than half of the voters are voting ahead of time. there is in person absentee voting. anybody can do it if they want to. there is a pretty lengthy list of specific standards that you need in order to vote absentee. the majority of this will be done on election day. >> what and on the numbers. what are the latest polls? >> i look at all these polls and a sw
and scalped them, made her way to boston, where she was a heroine. the per se statue of an american mom and showed her with a hatchet in one hand and a scalp and the other. with a best-selling author, the most recent, "don't know much about the american presidents." >> the army chief of staff, general re odierno said there is incredible uncertainty across the globe. he talked about how the army is dealing with the threat. >> years ago the pentagon -- the auditorium had a podium that required a microphone. this user command equipment is really difficult. welcome to the center for strategic and international studies. that sounds real. all right. good morning, welcome to everyone in the room. welcome to our viewers on the web this morning. i'm david berteau, director of the international security program here and the host for this morning's military strategy forum. we have been doing these forum for about a dozen years now almost, and it's due in great part to the generous support of rolls royce north america, we thank you for that support. without which we couldn't do this program. it's a
. mitt romney of course give a concession speech last night in boston. years a portion. [video clip] >> i believe in america. i believe in the people of america. [applause] and i ran for office because i am concerned about america. this election is over, but our principles and door. i believe that the principles upon which this nation was founded are the only sure guide to a resurging economy and renew greatness. like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field, we have given our all to this campaign. [applause] i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader. so ann and i join with you to pray for him in leading this country. you guys are the best. thank you so much. a thank you. thank you, guys. host: and as we continue to take your calls on c-span this morning we will go to henry on our line for democrats in michigan. good morning to you. caller: good morning. you know, this is a glorious morning. and i feel really sorry for the lady in florida. and that guy in new jersey who of just
in the "boston globe." here is what warren rudman says, "frankly, i blame the american people as much as congress. they talk a great game. they are against deficit spending as long as it did not affect anything but the benefit from." guest: that is true. that is the basic problem with democracy. there is something called fiscal illusion. economists have written about this for decades. people would rather see tax cuts and then maintain current spending or higher spending even if that leads to deficits. that forces future generations, future taxpayers to foot the bill. that is irresponsible behavior. that is where we got to where we are at, unsustainable spending. we cannot raise taxes enough to pay for the spending that we have written into law at this point. we have to come to terms with this basic problem of democracy. we cannot both have all the spending we want and not pay for taxes. -- not pay for it in taxes. host: seth hanlon, last year you tied in the unemployment benefits argument with the payroll tax in an article let you wrote. unemployment benefits are due to expire as well as the end
headquarters in boston. wendell goler live in chicago where president obama arrived a little while ago. phil keating is in florida with a lot going on down there. let's start with john since romney will be the first to cast his ballot today. >> that will be in massachusetts in an hour and 45 minutes. for the romney campaign, it's all about getting out the vote. when you look at the 11 swing states, he only leads in two. the others are all within the margin of error. he's going to hit the trail again today, going to the vote center in cleveland later on this morning. this afternoon, another in pittsburgh. paul ryan will be in richmond and also join the governor in cleveland. the governor was sitting around in the tarmac yesterday, according to an advisor saying, i don't want to sit in a hotel room all day on election day. let's go out and do what we can to muster every last vote. when you look at the early voting, it's advantage obama right now. governor romney really has to rack up the count on his side of things. yesterday in columbus urging his supporters at a rally to get out there and ge
drawn to their homes, to chicago, to boston, and they end up in the dark of night and manchester, new hampshire, and des moines, iowa, pleading their case. and the emotion just pours out of them. and then everything that we've said for a year or two years, the punditry, the predictions, the who's going to win ohio, the who's going to win florida goes out the window because people go to the polls, they draw the curtain, and then the only place in the world where it happens, they vote, a peaceful transition occurs or power is retained by the president, it's a magical moment we don't pay enough attention to. >> you can hear exactly what mike's talking about in both of their voices last night. mitt romney's voice was strained. he declared his candidacy on june 2nd, 2011, 17 months ago. so it's all been leading up to that. president obama was brought to tears last night, wiped a tear away thinking about his long journey, his last campaign. so mike's right, these guys have poured it all out and now we're here. >> they have been out campaigning almost as long as we're going to be on this set
to boston where she was a heroine, they reect -- erected a statue to her, showed her with a hatchet in one hand, scalps in the other. >> kenneth davis is our guest, he's the best-selling author of the "don't know much" series. the most recent, "don't know much about the american presidents." watch live sunday at noon eastern on c-span2. >> just a few minutes ago, i called vice president bush and congratulated him on his victory. and i know i speak for all of you and all the american people when i say he will be our president. and we'll work with him, this nation faces major challenges ahead. and we must work together. >> i've just received a telephone call from governor dukakis. [cheers and applause] and i want you to know he was most gracious, his call was personal, it was genuinely friendly, and it was in the great tradition of american politics. >> this weekend on c-span3's american history tv, 20 years of presidential victory and concession speeches. watch sunday at 7:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. >> now first lady michelle obama campaigns in petersburg, vir. the latest real clear polli
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